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The Last Best Kiss is now available at bookstores and online!

Here's the Booklist review: "Anna can’t help but be attracted to bright, offbeat, and totally uncool Finn. But what about those completely wrong clothes and the nerdy glasses? Eventually she breaks his heart, because, seriously, what would her friends say about such a klutzy guy? She is not without regret or guilt, though, even as Finn moves away. Fast-forward to senior year and look who is back—and no longer uncool at all. LaZebnik’s delightful coming-of-age romance cleverly retells Jane Austen’s Persuasion, a story about bowing to social pressure and letting the good guy get away. The intense social wrangling, wry humor, razor-sharp depictions of the social scene, and fashion c
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Claire LaZebnik I am! I'm finishing up a YA novel (I haven't sold this one yet, so I don't know if it will ever see the light of day, but I hope so) and then I feel…moreI am! I'm finishing up a YA novel (I haven't sold this one yet, so I don't know if it will ever see the light of day, but I hope so) and then I feel like I want to go back to adult fiction. I'm also waiting to hear about another adult project that's being sent out now, but it makes me nervous to talk about it. :)(less)
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My first novel was like an eruption from my heart onto the page. I composed entirescenes in my head while I rocked my young kids to sleep, and then raced to my laptop and pounded outthe words. It wassatisfying, cathartic, romantic–both the act of writing and the book itself.


Eventually, it got published–a dream come true–but no one bought it–a nightmare come true.


I wrote another novel with an ey...

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“He only invited me because of you and Chase.'
'Right,' she said, following me inside. 'He's never shown the slightest interest in you before. I mean, he's never stared at you like you're the only person in the room when we're all together. Or sulked around for days because you turned him down for a dance. Or touched the sleeve of your sweater when he thinks no one's looking-'
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message 11: by Claire

Claire My pleasure!


message 10: by Neon

Neon Duxeverus Hey Mrs. LaZebnik! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I'm so happy! Thank you again. (: x


message 9: by Amy

Amy No problem :)


Claire Amy wrote: "Thank you so much for the add! Epic Fail has become one of my new favorite books :)"

I'm so glad! Thanks for letting me know.


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Amy Thank you so much for the add! Epic Fail has become one of my new favorite books :)


Claire oops, Linda.


Claire Thank you, Lina! I hope you'll read the next book even if it's not a sequel!


message 4: by Linda

Linda I loved the book epic fail you are now officially one of my favorite authors. Its would be amazing if you wrote a sequal to the book ,if you do i guarantee you ill be one of the first people to read it when it comes out.


Sangr1a Thanks for your friendship, Claire! :)


Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend.


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